Sylvia Graves


Sylvia received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary following a BA in English and Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She desires to foster healthy exploration for adults, adolescents, and couples processing issues of differentiation, self-esteem, anxiety, family of origin, relational health, spirituality, and more. In her approach to counseling, Sylvia seeks to integrate relational support and empathy with trauma-informed and evidence-based interventions. Her therapeutic process is informed by awareness of family system dynamics, cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, mind-body awareness, interpersonal process––and most importantly, the individual needs of each client.

Sylvia seeks to remember that she encounters every client in the middle of a story. Within these stories, individuals are influenced by their relational contexts and histories––therefore, what they have been through is worth exploring. At the same time, Sylvia believes all are active agents in their present and future––she seeks to empower clients toward change while fostering awareness of what has shaped them. In the context of safety, individuals are able to begin embracing agency and taking new risks which might otherwise feel inaccessible or overwhelming––and through these new risks, freedom and growth is possible.

Currently, Sylvia sees North Carolina clients via telehealth. She lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with her husband Marcus and their German Shepherd, Philomena.

Areas of Interest:

  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Codependency
  • Boundary Setting
  • Coping Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Peer relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women’s issues

Areas of Training:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Talk Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Attachment Theory
  • Person-Centered Therapy

Areas of Current Interest and Continued Training:

Gottman Method Couple Therapy (GMCT)

Location: Sessions are offered via Teletherapy.


Monday: 8am-6pm EST

Tuesday: 1pm-6pm EST

Wednesday: 8am-6pm EST

Thursday: 8am-6pm

Phone: (984) 279-1100

Fax: (984) 279-2000

Email: [email protected]

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